The nearby town of Gascoyne Junction was originally proposed in 1897. Sitting at the meeting point of the Gascoyne and Lyons rivers, Gascoyne Junction is a two hour drive east of Carnarvon, following the original trail blazed by transport pioneer Charles Kingsford Smith along the Kingsford Smith Mail Run. From here, you can also re-live the adventures of the early pastoral pioneers and Afghan hawkers along the Wool Wagon Pathway. Both routes explore the region's rich Aboriginal heritage and Dreamtime stories in a series of interpretive signs.
More adventures and breathtaking vistas await in the Kennedy Range, where spectacular cliffs rise 100 metres above the Lyons River Valley plain and challenging gorge walks lead you to cascading waterfalls and tranquil pools. The range is also a haven for wildlife, from emus, kangaroos and goannas to kookaburras, honeyeaters and birds of prey.